The News

The historic Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City is closed as of Monday, March 17, until restoration is complete.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), all traffic will be diverted to the taller Cow Bayou Bridge next to the historic bridge. North and southbound traffic will continue to flow on the taller bridge until the restoration of the historic bridge is complete, and no pedestrian traffic is permitted, according to the release.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a local residential fire on Thursday, March 13, but not before the home suffered significant structural damage.

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Alexander

Beaumont resident John William Alexander Jr., 45, has been sentenced to ten years in prison announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

Alexander previously pled guilty on February 10, 2014, to Failing to Stop and Render Aid causing death and felony Driving While Intoxicated.

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Two women working at a bridal shop in Vidor were assaulted Wednesday evening, March 12, at about 5:49 p.m. when two men entered the business, attacked the women and stole jewelry before one of the women was able to escape and call for help.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men in relation to a narcotics bust on Wednesday, March 12 at about 11 p.m., according to a news release from Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.

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